Friday, April 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Dad!!!

(This picture is way old but it is one of my favorites- and yes I loved that outfit- hairbow and all!!)

So the best part about my birthday is that my dad's is the day after mine and so we always get to celebrate it together! My dad is really the most incredible man and I love him so much. He has such a love for his family and is really the most selfless person I know. He is always concerned about everyone around him no matter what is going on in his life. He has such an incredible strength and always has a positivie attitude- even during some not very easy times. I look up to him so much and I am just so grateful for all that he continues to do for us. Happy Birthday Dad! We love you!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Birthday Girl!

Let’s face it….you all check the blog to catch up with Darc. So, I thought you should know how much I love and appreciate my cute wife, it being her birthday and all. Darci is about as amazing as it gets! Every day I wonder how in the world I ended up with someone who is so fun, so smart, so cut, so silly, so patient, so….well, just so special. Anyone who knows her watches for her beautiful smile, because it has super-powers. When Darc smiles, everything negative seems to go away. Keep smiling Darc!

I love you babe! Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Easter Weekend

Brad and I had a wonderful weekend. It was probably the most perfect weekend we have had in a long time. I had saturday off- which never happens. So we took advantage of this rare occurence by sleeping in and it felt wonderful! We were able to go to the temple in the morning and do sealings and it was the perfect way to start our day. Then we went out to breakfast at Jeremiah's (even though it was more like lunch time) and I just love that place! Then we ran a few errands together. It really was just so fun to be together during the day because it seriously never happens. Sunday was a beautiful day and we were able to spend most of it together. We had stake conference but it wasn't until 3:00 so we spent the morning hanging out and hunting for easter baskets :) Brad did have to go to the church for a few interviews but other than that we had a whole sunday together! (this also NEVER happens) Then we went to stake conference and I had to say the opening prayer! Holy cow I really thought that I was going to pee my pants up there or something. I was so scared and nervous and I was just glad when it was over with. We went to Brad's families for a yummy ham dinner and then to my sister Bethany's for some dessert and entertainment from her 3 kids who were all on a sugar high!
Really it was just such a good weekend and I am glad that it was so relaxed. I think it helped to have time to really think about what this weekend is all about and what an incredible blessing the atonement and ressurection are in our lives! We really are so blessed to have the gospel in our life.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

So lucky!

Do you ever have those times when you are just trying to get through life and then something suddenly hits you? Okay I know that we all do but I definitely had one of those moments this week. I won't go into the details but the past couple of months have been pretty rough for my family to say the least. I have spent so much time worrying about my parents and my siblings that a lot of other things have been getting ignored. Throw school on top of that and there is pretty much no time left for cooking or cleaning or time to spend with Brad. Well monday was a particularly stressful day for me and as I arrived home at 9:00pm from campus after taking a test I suddenly realized one of the most amazing things: I am married to the most incredible man. I am completely and utterly amazed at his love for me and all of the things that he does for me and for my family. He never complains about helping my parents out with something and he is so understanding if I have to spend the whole night studying. He has some new found talents of cooking and doing laundry and I am so grateful that he is willing to step up for me! He really is just the best and I cannot believe that I have him and I hate that it is so easy for me to take for granted the relationship we have. I know that this was a much needed realization for me and hopefully I will do better at remembering just how lucky I am to have him!